During these next few holiday weeks, you can proactively make sure that your body's metabolism works FOR you (and not against you) by mindfully "Stoking Your Metabolic Fire"
It's not a debate anymore, it's REAL - Good nutrition AND fitness must go together to gain the results you want, holistically! Your physical results are directly affected by whether you fuel your body or punish your body with food. The biggest mistake I see a lot of people make is that they let too much time go by without eating. They starve themselves all day because of the big holiday party that night. What needs to be understood is that good food eaten often acts as a catalyst towards a powerful metabolism.
To drive this point home more, let's use the analogy of building a fire. You need to start with some basics to get the fire going (let's call this "breakfast"), to keep the fire burning requires additional attention to it, like wood and oxygen ("snacks")...you see the pattern? If we were to walk away and just let the fire burn on its own, it would slow down and stop. When we walk away from fueling our bodies, our metabolism slows and you end up not getting the results you want in your body. Fitness and nutrition go hand-in hand. It's a basic, yet, often missed concept. Here is how it can look: